Thirteen suspected cultists, who have been terrorising Saki town in Oyo state and other neighbouring parts, have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Saki operational base.
Shina Olukolu, Oyo state Commissioner of Police, stated while parading the suspects that seven out of them are students of the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic; one each from Landmark University, University of Ibadan (UI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), while the other three suspects are artisans.
“On May 1, information was received by the SARS that some members of a notorious confraternity, who had been engagaed in various acts of violence and criminal activities in Saki town and other areas in the Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo state, were sighted in their hideout beside the Nighles Hotel in Saki.
“They had gathered to initiate new members into the confraternity. Ten members of the group, who confessed to be members of the Eiye Confraternity, were arrested.
“One Jack knife, one live cartridge, two black caps, charms and Indiam Hemp were recovered from the cult members. One of the suspects, Kehinde Olatunji, who is a student of the Oke-Ogun Poly, confirmed that thirteen of them were members of the Eiye Confraternity,” the Commissioner stated.